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NASA awards research funding to Ole Miss

OXFORD — NASA has awarded $16.8 million to colleges and universities nationwide to conduct research and technology development in areas of importance to the agency’s mission. In addition to the research and technology development, the awards enable faculty development and higher education student support. Two proposals from the University of Mississippi were selected for funding. The selections are part of ...

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NASA awards research funds to Ole Miss

OXFORD — NASA has awarded $16.8 million to colleges and universities nationwide to conduct research and technology development in areas of importance to the agency’s mission. In addition to the research and technology development, the awards enable faculty development and higher education student support. Two proposals from the University of Mississippi were selected for funding. The selections are part of ...

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Report: Oil spill to cost $120M in lost revenues

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Gulf of Mexico oil spill will cost Mississippi’s coastal counties nearly $120 million in lost tourism and service industry revenues this summer season, even though the state’s beaches have not been hit by crude, say researchers at the University of Southern Mississippi. David Butler and Edward Sayre project a 5 percent revenue loss from May ...

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State awarded oil spill research funding from BP

STARKVILLE — BP PLC announces $25 million in research grants to study the effects of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and response. And, some of that funding is coming to an institute led by Mississippi State University (MSU). It says the first studies will get baseline data about the distribution, composition and ecological interactions of oil and dispersant. A ...

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USM's Accelerator off to fast start

HATTIESBURG — Just three months after opening its doors, the University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM’s) business incubator – called The Accelerator – is operating in high gear. Officially labeled The National Materials Science Innovation and Commercialization Accelerator, the new venture became the first facility to open in The Garden, the university’s Innovation and Commercialization Park, back in March of this ...

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Ramey Foundation endowing scholarships

JACKSON — The Tommy Ramey Foundation will endow scholarships at three Mississippi universities totaling $1 million, with the goal of educating and inspiring the state’s next generation of marketing and culinary professionals. The gifts to the University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University and Jackson State University will be formally announced this week. The Jackson-based foundation was established to honor Tommy ...

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Schools' staff to receive furloughs

PONTOTOC — Pontotoc County school officials say they will save $150,000 by furloughing staff for three days beginning in January. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that the school board has scheduled unpaid furlough days for Jan. 3, Feb. 21 and May 23 — all in the second semester. Superintendent Ken Roye says not only teachers but secretaries, custodians, assistant ...

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JCJC starts construction on new dorm

ELLISVILLE — Ground has been broken at Jones County Junior College (JCJC) on Anderson Hall, a new three-story dormitory, on the Ellisville campus. It’s named after Sidney “Buck” Anderson, a JCJC alumnus and current vice president of the JCJC Foundation Board. The Hattiesburg American reports Anderson Hall will have 121 beds and is scheduled to be completed in summer 2011. ...

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School construction behind schedule

HERNANDO — Officials say one of three new DeSoto County public schools expected to open when classes resume in August apparently won’t be ready on time. Ken Reid, assistant superintendent of business and finance, says construction of DeSoto Central Primary School continues to run behind schedule, and the building is now expected to be turned over to school officials by ...

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Southern AgCredit endows scholarship

FLOWOOD — With a gift of $25,000 to the University of Southern Mississippi Foundation, the Southern AgCredit board of directors has established an endowment to provide scholarships to students in the University’s College of Business. “We have directors, employees and stockholders who are graduates of Southern Miss,” said Joe Hayman, president and CEO of Flowood-based Southern AgCredit. “We feel strongly ...

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